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Guest Author: Alex Otte MADD National President Alex Otte Completes Her Term and Thanks Law Enforcement for the Life Saving Work They Do As my time as MADD’s National President comes to a close at the end...

Waymo Train First Responders How to Interact with Autonomous Vehicles The question is common: If there’s an emergency or incident, how will police and emergency responders interact with a fully autonomous vehicle? Waymo was the first company...

Law Enforcement and the Safe System ApproachBy National Transportation Safety Board Member Tom ChapmanAlmost 43,000 deaths occurred on US roadways in 2021, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) preliminary data.  That’s a...

Drug and Alcohol Use by Todays Commercial Motor Vehicle OperatorsBy:  Jake Elovirta, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance - Director of Compliance and Enforcement ProgramsIn the recent July and August 2022 Newsletters Darrin Grondel, Vice President,...

A Missouri Sheriff Reminds us of the Dangers of Impaired Driving Sheriff Brad Cole Christian County, Missouri National Sheriff’s Association Traffic Safety Committee Vice Chair Driving under the influence is a huge problem in our country. In the United States,...

The National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving By – Darrin Grondel Vice President, Government Relations and Traffic Safety Responsibility.org On March 20, 2013, Thomas and Barbara Swift were tragically killed in upper Michigan State by a log truck...

‘Operation Dry Water’ Takes Place Nationwide Deterring Impaired Boating Taylor Matsko Communications & Marketing Director National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Not only is impaired operation a concern on our nation’s roadways, but it also is a major...

National Peace Officers Memorial Day By: Ron Replogle MADD National Law Enforcement Initiatives Manager As many of you know, today is National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  Thousands of law enforcement officers and their families are gathered in our...

April Focus on Impaired Driving Enforcement and “420” By – Joe Abrusci Project Manager Drug Evaluation & Classification Program – Eastern Region International Association of Chiefs of Police Marijuana use and 420 celebrations are becoming more mainstream as additional states...

Traffic Safety in Today’s World What do we know, what do we see and what must we do? “traffic safety IS public safety” Assistant Chief William P. Georges, Ret. Albany, New York Police Department Chair, Traffic Safety Committee New York...